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3 Common Indoor Air Quality Issues
Lack of Fresh Air Degrades Home Health
To save energy, homes are more tightly constructed to stop air leaks. Often, the air that does seep into the home
enters through the basement or garage, bringing dust, mold, moisture, radon, and fumes. Your home may lack
fresh air for diluting toxins. It is important to create a ventilation strategy to promote indoor air quality.

Insufficient Ventilation Traps Contaminants
Ventilation is essential for removing pollutants. Many homes rely on exhaust fans to remove moisture and
contaminants. Exhaust fans work by venting polluted air out and require an equal quantity of makeup air to
operate properly but tighter homes may not have enough makeup air for exhaust fans to operate well.

Moisture Issues Cause Mold Growth
Excess humidity can cause mold growth and allows bacteria and dust mite populations to flourish. Moisture
from breathing, showering, cooking, and washing must be removed for healthy indoor air. Excess moisture in the
basement can degrade home air quality on the first floor.

Healthy Air Solutions for your Home
Install a Zehnder HRV or ERV
Zehnder ComfoAir heat recovery ventilators (HRV) and energy recovery ventilators (ERV) provide a constant
supply of fresh, filtered air while exhausting an equal amount of stale, contaminated air. Zehnder ventilators
transfer heat from the exhaust air to the intake air in winter. In the summer, the warmth of the incoming air is
transferred to the exhaust air, saving energy.

Create a Sanctuary Room with Exception Indoor Air Quality
Some homeowners prioritize the indoor air quality of one room. In many houses, this room is the bedroom as
most people spend at least 7 hours a day there. To improve indoor air quality in a sanctuary room, stop any water
leaks, remove sources of pollution, and ensure proper ventilation.
The Zehnder CA70 is specially designed to improve air quality in a small apartment or one room of the home.
These units are simple to install and specifically designed for retrofitting existing homes.

Control Moisture Levels for Improved Health
It is essential to stop water from penetrating into the home, to fix plumbing leaks, and to vent moisture out of the
home. Zehnder HRVs and ERVs remove excess humidity from bathrooms, kitchen, and mechanical rooms, for
cleaner, healthier air.

Learn more about clean air solutions for your home by visiting our website at

www.ZehnderAmerica.com
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From the Executive Director: A strategic plan for emerging professionals.
From the Board Chair: Taking flight into new territory.
What is Strategic Electrification? Simply Put, It’s an Energy Transformation: A core pathway to deep carbon reduction.
Better Steam Heat: Generating steam system upgrades in New York City.
Going All the Way:What it will really take to achieve net zero energy in Burlington, VT.
Are You Forging the Weakest Link?: A deeper dive into how the quest for resilience alters the design process.
Air Quality in Your Bedroom: Nighttime Carbon Dioxide Levels in the Bedrooms of 22 Vermont Homes: Can occupants of leaky houses breathe easy in their sleep?
Inclusive Diversity Key to Sustainability: Opinion: Sustainability planning must embrace diversity.
BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines: An interview with Jonathan Orpin.
High Performance Walls: Discover an alternative to traditional insulation methods that can reach superior insulation performance with thinner walls.
SAF®– A Solar Faade to Stay?: A technical overview of the newest attachment systems in the low-energy construction market.
NESEA Green Pages: This premier resource for sustainability professionals in the Northeast and beyond is just a few pages away. To have your business listed in next year’s Green Pages and become a NESEA business member today, visit nesea.org/join.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - Are You Forging the Weakest Link?: A deeper dive into how the quest for resilience alters the design process.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - Air Quality in Your Bedroom: Nighttime Carbon Dioxide Levels in the Bedrooms of 22 Vermont Homes: Can occupants of leaky houses breathe easy in their sleep?
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - Inclusive Diversity Key to Sustainability: Opinion: Sustainability planning must embrace diversity.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines: An interview with Jonathan Orpin.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - High Performance Walls: Discover an alternative to traditional insulation methods that can reach superior insulation performance with thinner walls.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - SAF®– A Solar Faade to Stay?: A technical overview of the newest attachment systems in the low-energy construction market.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - NESEA Green Pages: This premier resource for sustainability professionals in the Northeast and beyond is just a few pages away. To have your business listed in next year’s Green Pages and become a NESEA business member today, visit nesea.org/join.
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